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Poster: I_loved_this movie! Date: Jun 26, 2011 9:56am
Forum: movies Subject: RAZZ movie category

I'm pretty fed up with the "so bad it's good" mentality in the science fiction movies. It makes movie ratings practically meaningless, when some people are rating a movie one star because it's a crappy movie, while other people are rating the same movie 5 stars for precisely the same reason. If people are attracted to really bad movies, then let them give them the one star they deserve, so that people like themselves who have a fetish for rotten movies can go searching for the one-star rated movies, knowing that when they see one star they have hit their jackpot. Rating a lousy movie 5 stars because you happen to relish lousy movies hardly helps anyone know whether it's worth watching or not.
So either people should rate movies by whether they actually deserve a high or low rating, or there should be a "so bad it's good" category where ratings are presumed to be reverse, the worse the movie is the more stars it's to be given.
I suggest that this category be named RAZZ, after the poker game where the worst hands win.

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Poster: Vance Capley Date: Jun 26, 2011 10:58am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: RAZZ movie category

the only bad thing about your idea is that some of the movies people call "bad" are actually entertaining to some people. So rating something 1 star even though I really enjoyed it would be kind of a lie. though many people hate King of the Zombie (for example), I absolutly love it. I give it 4 out of five stars. So how would that work?

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 26, 2011 7:59pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: RAZZ movie category

:D ur right Vance!!! anything with :zombie: automatty goes thru the statospher!!! i think thats a law anyway if not congress should fixit

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 26, 2011 10:22am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: RAZZ movies

vry interestin idea/ i usualy just let the stars tell me

sometimes u will get a mean one w a little angry face/like the man in the moon xcept its a pistoff star

i usually leav that link alone!!!!

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Poster: jonc Date: Jun 26, 2011 8:54pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: RAZZ movie category

I don't pay much attention to the star ratings anymore. There are a lot of people who just like B movies and their standards aren't very high. It doesn't take much to get five stars here. There are a few real "bad" ones though, that merit high ratings because they're very funny and entertaining to watch in their own way. Plan 9 and Manos come to mind.

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Poster: rabid47 Date: Aug 4, 2011 2:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: RAZZ movie category

Bear in mind that the reviews are for the copies that exist on IA. If someone uploads a copy of a film with terrible sound, or dodgy video, it's going to get a one-star review.

One star is for generally crap copies.

You can get a good idea of the films content by reading the reviews. People who enjoy them generally give a higher rating than one star.